I am writing today to announce the closure of the New Mexico Independent. After three and a half years of operation in New Mexico, the board of the American Independent News Network, has decided to shift publication of its news…
Repeal of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ unlikely during lame duck session
The lame duck Congress won’t repeal the don’t ask, don’t tell policy that bars openly gay soldiers from serving in the military. And with Republicans taking control of the House and narrowing the Democrats’ advantage in the Senate, prospects beyond 2010 look grim for the repeal despite its widespread popularity among the American public.
The Wall Street Journal reported that Sens. Carl Levin, D-Mich., and John McCain, Ariz., are in discussions that would strip the DADT repeal from the defense bill “leaving the repeal with no legislative vehicle to carry it.”
The policy allows the military to discharge members of the military found to be gay and bars openly gay recruits from serving.
Recent polls have consistently shown that a majority of Americans approve of allowing openly gay Americans to serve in the military.